Lesson plan

Determine a sequence of transformations that maps a figure onto its image by analyzing the figure and its image

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G/A/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.A.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/8/G/A/4

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Big Ideas: In general, when performing a combination of transformations, the order in which you perform them matters. There are certain scenarios where order doesn’t matter. This task builds on students' understanding of transformations. Students will be given several figures that have undergone a series of transformations in order to create a kaleidoscope. Students must provide step by step instructions in order for their clients to create the same kaleidoscopes. This task helps develop the skills necessary for compositions of transformations in geometry, and the importance of order. Students will analyze the transformations and determine when the order matters and if there are multiple ways to get to the same image.